Category Archives: Projects

Projects the NNS is involved in.

Amphibian Outreach in 2015

The amphibian monitoring project run by the Nicola Naturalist Society and our professional partners Biolinx Environmental Research is in its fifth and final year in 2015. Our volunteers are continuing to visit some new sites to check for frog and … Continue reading

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Kentucky-Alleyne toadlet mitigation report for 2014

As explained elsewhere the Amphibian Monitoring section of our website, the Nicola Naturalist Society in collaboration with BC Parks and the professional herpetologists of Biolinx Environmental Research have been undertaking a multi-year project at Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park near Merritt. Our … Continue reading

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If you build it they will come …. our new toadlet fence at Kentucky-Alleyne park is working well

The Nicola Naturalist Society, in collaboration with BC Parks and professional herpetologists from Biolinx Environmental Research, have successfully built a new ‘toadlet fence’ at Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park near Merritt. Starting in 2012 we’ve been working on a solution to prevent … Continue reading

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Spring outing to the Douglas Lake Plateau IBA – 21 April 2014

The Nicola Naturalist Society, along with the Kamloops Naturalists, is responsible for monitoring the Douglas Lake Plateau IBA (Important Bird Area). We relish the opportunity to visit these grasslands, wetlands and ranch areas, counting birds from the public roads. On … Continue reading

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Kentucky Alleyne toadlet mitigation – 2013 report released

The Nicola Naturalist Society, working under the guidance of BC Parks and professional herpetologists from Biolinx Environmental Research of Victoria, has been involved for the past two years in an important project at Kentucky Alleyne Provincial Park, near Merritt. West … Continue reading

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From frogs to tadpoles – it’s all happening now. Frogging 2013.

The Nicola Naturalists are active in our third year of mapping and monitoring amphibians in the Nicola Valley area around Merritt. Our season started with a visit by our professional herpetologist partners from Biolinx Environmental Research of Victoria. They led … Continue reading

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Nicola Naturalists contribute to Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park toadlet study – Report now available

Volunteers from the Nicola Naturalist Society contributed to a study last summer (2012) of the migration of newly-emerged toadlets at Kentucky-Alleyne Provincial Park near Merritt. Hundreds of Western Toads lay their eggs in West Pond in the park and by … Continue reading

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Another successful season of amphibian monitoring – summer 2012

The Nicola Naturalist Society had a busy spring and summer, especially on the amphibian monitoring front. With a second year of funding from the Public Conservation Assistance Fund (PCAF) and in collaboration with professional herpetologists from Biolinx Environmental Research of … Continue reading

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Frogging photos – Spring 2012

Here are more photos from our Amphiban Monitoring Project – spring 2012. For details about this project go to our Project page Click on the thumbnails to see full-size images. Then click the links below the photo to move to … Continue reading

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Frogging season 2012 – things are hopping!

Our Amphibian Monitoring Project is in full swing for the 2012 season. Here are a few highlights and photos with a link to a photo gallery. PCAF grant renewed For the second year the Nicola Naturalists received a grant from … Continue reading

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